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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a cheap DJ?

To find a cheap or affordable DJ for your party or wedding, search for local DJs near you and ask for free cost estimates from several of them. While some DJ profiles may provide an automatically generated starting cost, it’s important to contact the DJ to get an idea of how much your particular request will cost. This also gives you the opportunity to ask them other important questions and make sure you are a good fit.

How do you book a DJ for a party?

To book a party DJ, start by comparing local pros in your area. Check out their ratings and reviews to find out: 

  • Are they professional?
  • Do they show up on time to set up for the party?
  • Do they know how to feel the energy in the room and adjust the music accordingly?
  • Are they friendly to guests and take song requests?
  • Do they specialize in the genres you want (pop, Top 40, hip-hop, etc.)?
  • Do they have experience playing at your type of event (weddings, birthday parties, etc.)?

Whenever possible, watch videos of their performances. 

Your last step is to contact three to five different DJs near you to ask them questions and get price quotes.

How much is a DJ?

When you hire a local DJ, expect to pay roughly between $300 and $800. But be aware that the actual price will vary based on several factors, including the length of the DJ’s set and how much of a presence they need to be. Larger venues can drive up the cost, as this requires more equipment, soundchecking and setup. Adding extras like confetti, fog, light shows and black lights also adds to the cost. 

Get cost estimates from the best DJs near you to find out how much you should expect to spend for your event.

Read our cost guide, “How much does a DJ cost?

How much are wedding DJs?

Hiring a DJ typically costs anywhere from $300 to $1,200. It all depends on how long they’ll be working at your wedding and other various factors. The cost to hire a wedding DJ is usually higher than the cost to hire a DJ to play at a birthday party or similar event. 

To find out exactly how much your wedding DJ will cost, ask for a cost estimate from several professionals in your area.

How do you find wedding DJs?

Use Thumbtack to find wedding DJs in your area. Here, you can quickly see which local DJs have the highest ratings and best reviews. You can also see how many times each DJ has been hired, whether they’re responsive and if they’re in high demand.

How much do DJs charge per hour?

Hourly rates for DJs can vary depending on where you live, the event type (weddings, prom, birthdays, etc.) and many other factors. For an accurate hourly rate, request cost estimates from top-rated DJs near you.

What questions should you ask wedding DJs?

To ensure you hire the best DJ for your wedding, ask these questions:

  • Are you available on my wedding date?
  • How much do you charge, and how do you set your prices?
  • What’s included in your rate (e.g., set up, clean up, etc.)?
  • How many weddings have you played at?
  • Do you have any references I can contact?
  • What kind of music do you specialize in?
  • Do you provide your own equipment, sound system, speakers, etc.?
  • Do you provide any other services (e.g., photo booth, lighting, etc.)?
  • Can guests request songs?
  • Will you accept a “Do Not Play” list?
  • How early would you arrive at the venue to set up?
  • Do you take breaks throughout the event? If so, how many and for how long?

Why do DJs ask how many guests are at the wedding?

It’s helpful to let your DJ know how many guests will be attending the wedding so they can ensure they have the right sound system and equipment. They may also ask more questions about your guests so they can ensure they have music that caters to the crowd. 

Reviews for Akron djs
Thumbtack Customer
Shawn was my DJ. And he was great! He was funny & very professional.
An Affordable DJAn Affordable DJ
Ashley L.
Chris was incredible! We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ to have at our wedding!
DJ Chris PalumboDJ Chris Palumbo
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Jules was attentive to my requests; and offered a few suggestions for music that would work for the party. I let her blend songs in her library with my requests and she knew exactly which songs worked!!! DJ JULES ROXX the party and I LOVED her professionalism and her humor! THANKS JULIE!!!
Jules Productions DJ and Karaoke ServiceJules Productions DJ and Karaoke Service
Paula C.
We hired a DJ for our daughter's wedding reception. Great playlist and easily accommodated very diverse requests. Lots of fun.
An Affordable DJAn Affordable DJ
Josh K.
Excellent choice to a Dj. Guests where very thrilled with his show and wished it would have gone on for longer. Will definitely hire for future events.
Showtime Entertainment DJ & Karaoke ServicesShowtime Entertainment DJ & Karaoke Services
Preston E.
Seth did an excellent job for our event! He responded to questions quickly and made planning the event incredibly easy! He’s a great DJ with an excellent playlist.
Beats By Brezo DJBeats By Brezo DJ
Yvonne L.
It was a pleasure working with Marcus. He is very professional and responded to quickly to all my requests. Everyone had a fantastic time. Highly recommend him for any DJ event.
Soul Glow MusicSoul Glow Music
Thumbtack Customer
Seth was truly outstanding, professional and adaptable. He accepted and organized to DJ our wedding reception a mere 2 days before the event! During our reception Seth never missed a beat when family members took to the microphone and wanted to KAROKE special songs. Throughout the evening, he had guests dancing with a variety of music. Our wedding reception was made even more memorable with a professional DJ and fantastic music from Sound Perception. Thank you, Seth!
Beats By Brezo DJBeats By Brezo DJ
Thumbtack Customer
Gary was the DJ for a Bar Mitzvah. He knows how to work the crowd and get everyone involved. Excellent music too. He showed up on time and his work was great quality. He has lots of talent.
Gary Perl's Rock-On DJ ServiceGary Perl's Rock-On DJ Service
Thumbtack Customer
John was more than amazing. My wife and I are music snobs and were very specific on what we wanted and did not want played at our reception. John met with me a week before the wedding and we talked about my 7 hours of requests and he did an awesome job pulling from my Phishy wants. My friends thought he listened to Phish himself... In the end I was giving John hugs by the end of the night. More than just an affordable Dj... Super awesome phunky DJ!!!!!
An Affordable DJAn Affordable DJ
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with Kevin and his DJ skills. I was anxious in the beging with picking and he had a sit down breakfast with us and explained all he does and showed videos. If I could do it again I'd still pick him :)
K-Robi's ProductionsK-Robi's Productions
Thumbtack Customer
Shawn Fender arrived on time at the correct wedding location. His set up and take down was nice and clean. His dress attire was very appropriate for the occasion. If he had an issues he asked me and made sure it was okay. No issues! Very glad to have him DJ my wedding and his service was perfect!
An Affordable DJAn Affordable DJ
Alyssa J.
He was amazing. He continued to play for an extra hour and a half just because everyone was having fun. Read the crowd. Had everyone dancing. You can tell he enjoys what he does. I couldn't have asked for a better dj for our wedding. I love to dance and he helped make it a very special day.
Heart Beat MusicHeart Beat Music
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin our dj showed up not dressed and unprepared. He then got dressed in the restroom in front of the groom and my husband thought that was very unprofessional. He said his materials got wet and said he wasn't able to see our songs! Also his timing for the music was off. After we were announced husband and wife there was no music playing as we walked away and we definitely told him there should have been! He also did not announce the cake cutting so no one knew what was going on. He definitely seemed clueless and inexperienced. We hate that we have to say any of this but it's all true. John we really liked you and nothing against you but kevin does not seem like he's ever done weddings before. We wish we would have had a different dj and maybe someone younger that knew what to do.
An Affordable DJAn Affordable DJ
Thumbtack Customer
We had Affordable DJ for our 45th Class Reunion this past Saturday. Shaun did a great job - and the music he played fit right into our high school days. We even told him he could leave early and he said he would continue playing until everyone left. That was really great - thanks again Shaun for making our 45th reunion a hit.
An Affordable DJAn Affordable DJ
Thumbtack Customer
Kenny was the DJ for my wedding on 4/18/15. He did a great job with the dinner music and the special event music (special dances, cake cutting, etc). He also did a great job on holding off some of the more adult songs until all the kids had left, and then played the requests. Sometimes, the momentum fell and there weren't a lot of people on the dance floor. I know this is common of all weddings, but it seemed like there were more ups and downs than at other weddings I've been to. Overall, I'd recommend Kenny.
Kenneth A. Young  - Pro Mobile Event DJKenneth A. Young - Pro Mobile Event DJ
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